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  1. Global Warming Is Latest Education Battleground

    Take a back seat, Darwin. The newest conflict over science teaching involves global warming. The GOP-controlled state legislature of Wyoming, where the coal and oil industries wield major clout, has rejected national science standards for schools because they include lessons on how humans have contributed to global warming. The rejection comes despite a committee of state science educators unanimously recommending the standards; they have also been publicly supported by both Exxon and Chevron. Other states are also expected to reject the guidelines, known as the “Next Generation Science Standards.” 

    Source: NYT

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